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Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Discussion started by Mrs H , 12 February, 2020 08:08
Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Mrs H 12 February, 2020 08:08

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Stopsy 12 February, 2020 08:50
Simply continuing their approach to the game, strangle anyone not at the top table whilst talking about supporting inclusion. PRL are just as bad.

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Rich W 12 February, 2020 09:17
Ah F You!



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Mrs H 12 February, 2020 11:56
I’d like to know what exactly is the point of the RFU
They’ve made cuts in community rugby and now this.

Apart from keeping the prawn business going.....

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Rich W 12 February, 2020 12:13
Ensuring spongers have access to sufficient gin.



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
tigerburnie 12 February, 2020 18:20
Pigs eating bacon

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
odd-shaped vagaries 12 February, 2020 18:41
(Sm164) They are not short of money and their primary role is supposed to be to support grass roots rugby, but of course their primary objective in fact seems to be to enhance an control England Rugby, so such a short sighted decision can only be a front for some shady agenda .. beyond gin and prawns .. well, obviously that too, but the blazers really must be motivated by summat else? (Sm109) But what?

By impoverishing the professional game beneath the top tear [sic] could they be looking to take it over, regionise it, insist all England internationals play only there? Now could be the time given the state of the Plumpyship



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Yorkie 12 February, 2020 19:19
The RFU are a joke. A collection of old useless committee men focused upon their own self interest.

As has been said, they are the National Sporting Body for rugby and one of their prime reasons for being is to promote and develop participation in the sport. Something which they have fundamentally failed to do and in the process failed to achieve their own self set participation targets which resulted in a reduction in government funding.

How can the RFU be so skint? Where does all their HQ income go? And this income goes beyond just the massive gate and bar takes on match days.

Can someone justify in any small way how the RFU is fit for purpose?



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Tiggs 12 February, 2020 19:51
I am not sure how £250k less will stop any team being promoted ?



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Yorkie 12 February, 2020 19:58
May Will stop some clubs from existing as they currently do.



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Tiggs 12 February, 2020 20:00
It will certainly mean that some players get paid less, or nothing.



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
tigerburnie 12 February, 2020 21:58
It's the timing of it, apparently there has been zero consultation, clubs are signing players now for next year and suddenly a large chunk of money has gone with no warning.

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Rich W 13 February, 2020 00:46
This from the organisation that not 6 months ago refused to curtail the freebies for all council members' trips to Paris, Rome etc. Well, we certainly know where their priorities lie now, if were didn't before, don't we?



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
(JSF) 13 February, 2020 08:25
Interesting comments from Coventry and Doncaster (I think) about either forming a break-away league, or imposing a £2.5M salary cap next season.

Now the latter would certainly give Salrysins some sleepless nights!

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Mrs H 13 February, 2020 08:53
Yes, that was reiterated by Nottingham’s chair too in the Torygraph today.
Sarries would be in even more deep dooddoos if there was a 2.5 million cap .

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Fat Boy 13 February, 2020 10:52
It's a good idea actually that cap. Might make PRL think twice about how the interface between the two leagues is managed! Either they have to start thinking about how to make the financial gap between the two less significant so any change in cap is more manageable, or accept that whoever goes down will have a real fight to get back (and may well find the drop in cap so disruptive that it takes them a good long while to recover).



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Duckonstilts 13 February, 2020 10:57
Well this is the same RFU who took a large chunk of games ata Home world cup to football grounds rather than support their own members.

I just wish PRL would buy up the championship...if the RFU are not going to look after them... rather than 13 teams continuing to worry about how relegation to the championship is such an issue they could improve it . I know asking the Clubs to put others before themselves is a big ask but if the RFU dont want to, who will?

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Tom Paine 13 February, 2020 11:55
PRL doesn't want to buy the Championship, it's aim is to replace it with its own A league as the 2nd tier. What the RFU and the PRL have conspired to achieve is ring fencing without relegation. By impoverishing the Championship they insure that the relegated club will always be promoted. The Championship will end up as the top tier of the semi-pro leagues. Essentially they have closed the door to aspiring clubs and created a revolving door for the Premiership clubs.

Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Tiggs 13 February, 2020 12:20
This makes no difference to the teams that might be promoted.
Any team in with a chance to be promoted, has to be too strong for the team this is relegated, and needs very deep pockets to be that, and even deeper pockets to stay in the Prem once promoted.
All it really means is that any team now needs to be very slightly richer than very, very rich anyway.



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Re: Trouble For Championship and Ring Fencing
Tom Paine 13 February, 2020 13:46
That is undeniably true, Tiggs, but very very rich men willing to chuck millions at rugby clubs are not ten a penny - even the mighty Tigers seem unable to attract one. If one was to appear in the Championship, his/her team wouldn't have much competition, apart from the relegated club. The remaining ten will be finding it very difficult to recruit aspiring players. The gap in quality between the first and second tiers of English rugby would be even wider. Which is presumably what the PRL & RFU want.

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